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John Henrys Ghost
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Title: John Henrys Ghost
From: pickndawg
Creation year: 2014
Description: A story about working on the Big Bend Tunnel after John Henry\
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Uploaded on: 05.08.2014
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Dan Cunningham - 05.08.2014
John Henrys Ghost
A story about working on the Big Bend Tunnel after the death of John Henry. Digging began on the Big Bend Tunnel for the C&O railroad at Talcott WV in 1870. The tunnel, more than a mile and a quarter long, was completed in 1873. Recurring rock falls claimed many lives, with the workers being quickly buried in unmarked graves. The heavy dust in the tunnel impaired visibility and caused serious health problems or even death. After John Henry's death, many workers reported seeing or hearing his ghost.

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